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A New Way to Spay 23 February 2016
by Nancy Kay, DVM

Fewer complications result from removal of only the dog's ovaries.

Allergy Glossery 15 March 2016

Dog allergy glossery

Allergy Tests for Dogs 15 March 2016

Some allergy tests for dogs are not worth the money.

Annual Vet (Not Vaccine) Visits 15 March 2016
by Lisa Rodier

What you need to know and do when you get "that" postcard.

Corticosteroids: Lifesaver or Killer? 15 March 2016

There are almost as many opinions among veterinarians concerning the use of corticosteroids as there are veterinarians. Some feel that these drugs - prednisone, prednisolone, methyiprednisolone, and dexamethasone foremost among them - are invaluable to every dog who itches; some feel that corticosteroids ought to be used only as a last resort, and only for short periods and in small amounts. Still others regard them as verboten. Why are these drugs so controversial?

Fecal Transplants for Dogs 05 May 2018
by WDJ

Fecal transplants can help dogs with digestive problems regain their health.

Food Elimination Trials 15 March 2016

Dog Food Elimination Trial: A Valuable Tool (When Done Correctly)

Itching to be Well 15 March 2016
by Nancy Kerns

The major symptom of every type of allergy in dogs is itching.

Scraping Bottom 23 February 2016
by Stephanie Colman

The lowdown on problematic canine anal sacs

Take your Lumps 23 February 2016
by CJ Puotinen and Mary Straus

Any growth on your dog's body deserves attention, especially one that wasn't there last time you checked. It could be a sebaceous cyst (a sac filled with sebum, a cheesy or oily material, caused by clogged oil glands in the skin), an abscess (a pus-filled swelling caused by infection), or - everyone's worst nightmare - a cancerous tumor. But in most cases, the lumps we discover as we pet and groom our dogs are lipomas, which are benign (non­cancerous) fat deposits, also known as fatty tumors.

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Today is July 19, 2019

On this day in 1953:

Ch. Foxhill's Thunderbolt won Best in Show at the Lions Kennel Club show in Salem, Oregon